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Two of Europe’s biggest mega projects sign agreement on mutual cooperation

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link between Denmark and Germany and the Brenner Base Tunnel between Austria and Italy are both record-breaking European mega projects that will play a vital role in the future European transport network.

21-09-2016InfrastructureRead more

STRATEGY 2040: Clear focus on the Fixed Link across Fehmarnbelt

In the newly adapted STRING 2040 Strategy, focus is on the establishing of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link has the highest priority

20-09-2016Read more

Region Zealand takes over chairmanship of STRING

At STRING’s Political Forum, held in Hamburg on 20th September, Region Skåne handed over the chairmanship of STRING to Region Zealand. Thomas Hansson stepped down following an eventful year, and Steen Bach Nielsen, Region Zealand, defined new focus areas.

20-09-2016Read more

Starting pistol for Fehmarnbelt Days in Hamburg

Around 1,000 participants from Germany and Scandinavia will meet today for Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 at HafenCity University in Hamburg. This is the third FBD; the first took place in 2012 and the second in 2014. At the opening event, which was attended by leading politicians, the university’s President, Dr Werner Pelka, opened the conference, which ends on 22 September.

20-09-2016InfrastructureRead more

Creative Growth

Cultural and Creative Industries are an important priority for the STRING-corridor. New technologies and increased globalization sees societies moving rapidly from traditional manufacturing towards services and innovation. STRING wants to jump aboard that train!

15-08-2016Tourism & CultureRead more

Rail services to Fehmarn Tunnel part of German Federal Government's infrastructure plan 2030

The Federal Government adopted its infrastructure plan for 2030 on 3 August. The plan includes approximately 1,000 projects, including electrification of and improvements to 2 tracks of the German railway line between Fehmarn Tunnel and Lübeck. So far, 1.6 billion. Euro has been set aside (almost 12 billion Danish Crowns DKR).

10-08-2016InfrastructureRead more

Greener transport: We could save DKK 1 billion every day in the EU – provided that we don’t import oil

In the debate on how to persuade more people to switch from petrol or diesel to alternatively powered vehicles, views are poles apart even in the STRING corridor. This was clear after a debate at Folkemødet 2016, organised by STRING and the GREAT project.

24-06-2016Read more

Fehmarn on the right track

Progress is being made towards the creation of a fixed link under the Fehmarnbelt. On 4 March 2016, a political agreement was reached in Denmark among the parties behind the Fehmarnbelt project that Femern A/S may enter into conditional contracts with the preferred contractors. Monday, May 30th, 2016 was the day when contracts were to be signed. The Chair of STRING describes the event as a significant step towards the link’s establishment.

31-05-2016InfrastructureRead more

Fehmarnbeltdays registration open!

From 20 until 22 September 2016, the third Fehmarnbelt Days are hosted at HafenCity University Hamburg. You can now sign up for free for more than 20 events. Ready for take-off!

25-05-2016Cross-border BarriersRead more

Opinion on tunnel better than previously assumed - Fehmarn debate in Germany

A new survey amongst citizens in Schleswig-Holstein, by the prestigious FORSA Institute, shows that 51 percent of respondents back the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link.

29-04-2016InfrastructureRead more